33k to stay at home

BobbyMac

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http://www.thestar.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=3652626

This month, as usual, Valerie Govinden's salary arrived in her bank account. There's just one problem … Johannesburg ratepayers have paid about R800 000 for the suspended council employee to sit at home for two years.

Employed by the City of Johannesburg as a regional manager in social services, Govinden, who has 14 years of service, is on a R33 700-a-month package.

On March 15 2005, Govinden (38) was suspended and, a month later, slapped with 18 charges of corruption and abuse of her e-mail. The council alleged she was using her position to benefit from contracts instead of helping the "extremely poor communities" in Orange Farm, south of Joburg.

But Govinden, who yesterday said the suspension was "extremely frustrating", is denying any wrongdoing and said she was one of the most productive council employees.
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Syndyre

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Where do I sign up? :D

Seriously though, it is really pathetic especially when they claim there's not enough money to go around etc.
 

GavinMannion

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It's very strange that The Star showed us the net salary instead of the gross, it would make more people complain if they said she earned R66 666 p/m.... especially with the christians :D

Not important I know just strange.....
 

DigitalSoldier

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The council alleged she was using her position to benefit from contracts instead of helping the "extremely poor communities" in Orange Farm, south of Joburg.

Sound more like she is helping herself out of poverty. I wonder how many suspended counselor's still get this kind of money every month. And yet theres not enough money to build hospitals.

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=64932
 
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